Wednesday, January 2, 2008

It's a DOWNER...

Currently coming down from our holiday highs...Garland; in-house twinklinglights; decor; Christmas cards, the tree's (yep...plural). Down from our 3 week sugar rush. Even a balloon that lost it's string in my living room on Kourtney's birthday- Nov. 26th- came down on it's own on my birthday, Dec. 31. And now, it's time to write down resolutions. It's all going, coming, falling down.

The garland surprises me with it's dust collecting abilities... I just don't dust once the garland has been arranged.

Twinkling lights aren't twinkling so much. I think I've had some of these strands since Joel and I first celebrated X-Mas 13 and a half years ago.

Darn TaiPan and it's superb new decorations....they make me dispise the boxes of holiday adornments I store in the basement. My junk just doesn't match the new, crazy, fun ways people bejewel their homes in 2007-2008.

The board housing seasonal sentiments from family and friends will be removed in mere moments, but a heartfelt thank you to each and everyone of you who remembered us on your mailing lists. I love getting mail. Mine went out a tad late due to last minute orders we were filling for "Saying It Simply". Just couldn't tell anyone no on a special gift they had to have made...

Our main tree is tilting precariously to the right. Thank Heaven for the wall steadily holding it. Sad to take this bad boy down. I finally got it decorated the way I wanted it on Dec. 23. Yep, Mom, I moved ornaments the kids had put on. They still hang from branches, but I, like you, could see a better place for them to dangle. (I did this while jack, luke and kately slumbered....) I did not fix the trees the boys had decorated in their room. Can't say I didn't want to, but I let them be...

Our sugar intake has been CRAZY...anyone know where leftovers can be donated? We're talking a pantry full of goodies.

Oooooh the balloon-my personally labeled youth representative. I knew that silly floater would descend on my big day. Good-bye 33... HELLo 34. Actually, it was a great day. To each of you who remembered me, I love you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Do you write your resolutions down? I am having each person in my fam make goals t'nite. I am going to print the lists and hang them in a central locale in our home. I want us all to help each other reach high-----I am hoping that they will not be fleeting aspirations, but a serious "family bonder" as we not only improve ourselves but we actively help each other become better. A lofty goal...but I have to try something.

That's about it for my Downer Day. I best get down to work... k


kourtney said...

Nuttin' better than some "down-time' after the holiday highs. Look forward to seeing you in 2008. Love the colors, nottin but happiness.

bevany said...

Yay!!! I've checked your blog almost every day for over a month. Finally an update! I love the pictures on the side. Such cute kids. Keep the updates coming!